Original artwork description:

I wanted to express about the meaning of identity in this painting. The two subjects in this work are coming from a very different cultural background from each other, yet they share the similarities by being in the same space and time. I placed them in front of the lockers to show what it means for them to be exposed to each other and the meaning of social status as the youth often experience the challenges of being inside of the institution while they are in search of their identity.

Oil on canvas, 40"X30"

Janice Yang is a figurative painter and illustrator. She was originally born in Connecticut, but moved to South Korea at the age of four, and later returned to the U.S. at the age of sixteen. This cross-cultural experience has had an enormous impact on her life and work. She became interested in the human condition, the overlapping cultures and transformations that the world encounters. Janice’s figurative work combines narratives, symbolic objects, and abstract patterns. The process of art making has become her way of communicating with the world to explore and find her cultural identity. She is interested in painting about people that are immigrants or children of immigrant families in the U.S. that face challenges to find the sense of identity.

Materials used:

Oil

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#portrait #oilpainting #mirror #identity #figurepainting 
By the Lockers (2018)
Oil painting
by Janice Yang

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I wanted to express about the meaning of identity in this painting. The two subjects in this work are coming from a very different cultural background from each other, yet they share the similarities by being in the same space and time. I placed them in front of the lockers to show what it means for them to be exposed to each other and the meaning of social status as the youth often experience the challenges of being inside of the institution while they are in search of their identity.

Oil on canvas, 40"X30"

Janice Yang is a figurative painter and illustrator. She was originally born in Connecticut, but moved to South Korea at the age of four, and later returned to the U.S. at the age of sixteen. This cross-cultural experience has had an enormous impact on her life and work. She became interested in the human condition, the overlapping cultures and transformations that the world encounters. Janice’s figurative work combines narratives, symbolic objects, and abstract patterns. The process of art making has become her way of communicating with the world to explore and find her cultural identity. She is interested in painting about people that are immigrants or children of immigrant families in the U.S. that face challenges to find the sense of identity.

Materials used:

Oil

Tags:
#portrait #oilpainting #mirror #identity #figurepainting 

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